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BODY: 2nd Annual Art Jewelry and Figurative Art Show

BODY 2018: Annual Art Jewelry & Figurative Art Invitational

May 25 – June 23, 2018

Running from May 25 through June 23 this year, BODY will focus on one-of-a-kind art jewelry and unique contemporary figurative artworks (woodcuts, embroidery, oil paintings and ceramic vessels.) Please join us Friday evening, May 25th for an opening reception and to meet the artists.

Figurative art can often affirm us, push our buttons, inspire or disturb us. Figurative artists challenge us with their reflections on gender and human bodies to think about ourselves with awareness, tenderness, acceptance and even forgiveness. Ouida Touchon of New Mexico, Laurie Shaman of Illinois, Kate Fisher of New York, and Elizabeth Hughes Bass of Butte Montana, are the featured figurative artists this year.

Art jewelry sometimes pushes the boundaries of what we may think of as ornament for our bodies. We have invited jewelry artists whose studio jewelry is unique, contemporary or traditional, to be part of the show. Montana and national jewelry artists will be featured. We have art jewelers who work with fabric, felt, ribbon, paper and found objects, botanicals, silver, gold and other precious metals, stones, semi-precious stones, fossils, clay and natural objects, along with vintage and antique buttons and beads. You never know, we might even end up with some jewelry featuring tiny vintage toys. Come see the incredible variety and fabulousness!

Featured Artists in 2018 Annual Art Jewelry & Figurative Art invitational:

Dave Barnes ~ Helena, MT
Elizabeth Hughes Bass  ~ Butte, MT
Lori Blaylock ~ Billings, MT
Kate Fisher ~ Rochester, ny
Paul Guillemette ~ Los Angeles, CA
Lynde Howe ~ Missoula, MT
Shelley Jones ~ Richmond, VA
Judy Kline ~ Helena, MT
Kris Kramer ~ Kalispell, MT
Ouida Touchon ~ Santa Fe, NM
Laurie Shaman ~ Chicago, IL
SaraHJess Swann ~ Bozeman, MT
Bonnie Lambert ~ Helena, MT
Didem Mert ~ Cincinnati, OH
Kristin Wornson ~ minneapolis, MN

Contemporary one-of-a-kind body ornament . Bodies on ceramic vessels . Contemporary embroidered figurative pieces . Accomplished brushwork in oil on panels . Fascinating artists . Scrumptious food . Wine . Lovely company . Elegance all around


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